Monday, June 15, 2015

Happy Hens

I was sitting with a couple of people after services on Sunday morning as they discussed the egg crisis.  Seems they heard that eggs were being brought in from Denmark due to the Avian Flu epidemic in our corner of the world.  They were talking about how the price for eggs was rising.  I shared that we ate organic eggs so the cost was always high.  One of the women then asked me if I thought different eggs tasted differently.

We love to eat eggs...fried, omelets. boiled.  We used to buy farm eggs.  Across the board they taste much better than eggs that we buy in the store.  Eggs created by hens who never get outside the big metal buildings they are caged in, whether organic or regular, do not taste as good as farm fresh. When I was asked why I thought the eggs tasted better I said, 'Because the hens are happier".  I totally believe that.  Yep.  Happier hens produce tastier eggs!  And chicken.  And beef.  And.......

I can relate to those caged hens.  When we visited our friends Marge and Dick Johnson a few days ago, Marge commented that I must now feel set free from the cage of chronic illness that kept me a prisoner in my own home.  I do.  I feel so free thanks to the healing power of Jesus. 

"It is for freedom that Christ set us free,
so I will stand firm then,
and never again be burdened
by a yoke of slavery or bondage."
Galatians 5:1
I am so very grateful for the freedom I have now in my life.  Thanks to my courageous friend Katherine and her ear tuned to God, Joel and I have learned the truth about healing.  We are seeing healing in ourselves and in others.  We are free to live a healthy, happy life.  No more Lyme.  No more co-infections.  No more MCS.  No more CFS.  Oh, yeah, there are a few things we are standing firm for in my body, but we know that we know that we know.....Jesus died for sickness and disease too and He sets us free to live a life of freedom.  Restoration is His promise.  Here on earth as it is in Heaven.

And the eggs?  Well, I feel sad for those hens who never see the light of day.  I get it.  I think it is time to find another source of farm fresh or free range eggs.  Happier hens, tastier eggs!


Anita Johnson said...

These posts always brighten my day!

Sharon said...

Happier hens, happier eggs. Makes so much sense!

I'm asking God to help me be infused with His joy so I can produce words that are nourishing to the soul!